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Think not lightly of never so weak an arm which strikes with the Sword of Justice.
• VOL. 7.
THIBODAUX, LA. MARCH 30th, 1910.
Hurleys Brought
Back Fer Trial.
Two brothers accused of shooting and
wounding one Jim MeCleland at Ba
' 70a Des Allemands.
District Attorney and Deputy Sheriff
Dupre went to New Orleans to see pri
soners and they were brought back.
New Orleans judge at first averse to
allowing prisoners to return but finally
Two white men were arrested
in New Orleans last week, char
ged with «hooting and wounding
one Jim McClelland at Bayou
Des Allemands in this parish.
The crime is said to have been
perpetrated on Tuesday of last
week. The prisoners left for
New Orleans and were arrested
there. District Attorney H. M.
Bourg and Deputy Sheriff Max
^upre went to New Orleans to
iee the men and after proper
formalities made arrangements»
brought them back here, where
they will have to stand trial on
the charges made against
Judge Fisher was averse to
allowing the men to be taken
back to this parish, but on being
assured that they would be dealt
with fairly and that sentiment
one way or the other would hare
no effect on their trial they were
allowed to be taken back here
and were incarcerated in the
pariah prison. The accused are
Daniel Hurley and Edward Hur
ley. Daniel Hurley, one of the
accused was also seriously in
jured in the difficulty and was
in the hospital, but the last re
'port stated that he would be
able to be out soon and would
be returned here. Edward was
returned last week.
the state of louisiana.
Twentieth Judicial District Court—Pa
rish of Lafourche.
MUS. WM. HAKVKT VS. SO. 4162, 4163, LOriH
* Notice is hereby given that by virtue of
Two writs of seizure and sale issued ouj^
of the Honorable Twentieth Judicial Dis
trict Court of the State of Louisiana, for
the parish of Lafourche, in the above
numbered and entitled suits, and to me
directed and delivered, I have seized and
will sell at public auction between the
hours prescribed by law for Judicial sales,
in front of the main entrance to the
court-house of the parish of Lafourche,
in the town of Thibodaux. on
SATURDAY, APRIL 16th, 1910.
the property directed by the said writs
to be sold, and therein described, as fol
* The West Half of the South Half of : A
certain lot of ground, situated in the
town of Thibodaux, in this parish, mea
suring Ninety-Six feet and Eleveu inches
on Church street, by One Hundred and
Ninety Two feet in depth, between paral
lel lines, and which said iot is the third
lot South of the lot forming the corner
of Church street and the prolongation of
Rose street of said town of Thibodaux,
bounded East by Church street on which
it front», and North, South and West by
lands now or formerly belonging to Wal
ter Guion and others, according to a
plan of survey made by P. A. Thibodaux,
surveyor, January 15th, 1878, together
with all the buildings and improvements
thereon and all rights thereto belonging.
To pay and satisfy the two writs issued
In this case in principal, interest and
coats, and attorney's fees, as far as the
same may go.
james beary,
Sheriff of the parish of Lafourche.
THOMAS A. badeaux,
Att'y. for Pl'fs.
March 16th, 191(1
all repairing done promptly. Gut
tering A Specialty.
On Thibodaux Street» in the rear of
The Racket Store,
Thibodaux, La.
Wood ! Wood !
Dry wood for sale, Cypress or
mixed. $2.00 Per Cord, delivered
Ring up Ed. McCulla. Phone 269
Marvel Theatre,
High Class Moving Pictures.
.The veey best of everything.
Prices : Childrrn 5 cents.
,j„ ■. Adults 10 cents.
•>* Mr. N. C. Elfer has arranged to
,|eU the people of this town wood.
secured permission from the
toitn to establish a wood yard on
the batture in front of the town and
will get wood from the different saw
yill« up and down the bayou for
I purposes. He will have soiae
rge of the yard all the
t he Can establish
Streat Soon To
, Be Reopened
Railroad taking levee away and removing
its tracks noarer water and placing
them lower than before.
The street on the front of the town will
again be opened to traffic from bridge
to factory.
Town loses the earth taken from levee
but will soon have the street it had
As stated in these columns some
weeks ago the Southern Pacific
Railroad is taking the levee in front
of town and loading it on flat cars
and carrying it away. The place
is gradually being levelled down
and the railroad has moved its
tracks further out from the side*
walk and closer to the water's edge.
With this new arrangement the
street along the bayou from the
bridge to the ice factory will soon
be restored to the town and it will
again be opened to public use. It
is to be regretted that the good
sand in the levee is being taken
out of the parish, but the damage
is repaired in a measure, since the
street will again be returned to the
town. As was remembered this
was once the continuation of Front
street. Main and Levee streets
merging into and continuing up the
bayou to Donaldsonville. This will
give the town two streets from the
upper end to Main street and ren
der St. Mary Street of more use
during bad weather.
Thomas Legend re,
To Mrs.
a boy.
100 Dressers and Washstands,
Marble Tops, greatly reduced at
Ex-President Roosevelt is receiving
enthusiastic receptions and wel*
comes at every town and city he
visits in Egypt. A monster wel
come is being planned for him in
New York, when he returns home,
The School Board of the Parish
of Iberia has agreed to close all
the schools throughout the parish
for want of funds. The New Iberia
schools however will continue. The
transfer system will be abolished,
as it bas been declaredimpracticable
in that parish after a long trial. All
the school rooms throughout tht
parish were tendered to teacher*
who desire to continue the sessions
as private schools.
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J j S" j u ^ 0g uu n, u^
such a decided hit with his address
of one hour and fifty five minutes
here last Tuesday, repeated his sue
cess at Baton Rouge and Alexan
" ns1,
The local council Knights of
Columbus are making preprara*
tions for an initiation to be held
here on Sunday April 10th.
on öunüay April lUtD.
Donaldsonville, Nanoleonville and
Houma are going to join the local
council and possibly Morgan
City, all told it is expected that
there will be something over six
ty candidates to be initiated.,
Some of the work will be done j
by the local couucil while the
New Orleans and Chicago teams ,
will put on the balance of the .
work. i
There was a fire at Paint- j
courtville last week in which six
buildings were destroyed, cau- 1
sing a loss of fifteen thousand
dollars. This is two large fires
this town has had within the ;
last five years.
_ . . . j
The official returns from the
Parish of St, Landry show that
Mr. Pavy was elected jndge over I
Peyton Sandoz by the small j
margin of 897 votes. I
T , . . . , „ , . i
Lockport is to have a Cocola fac- :
tory and two new banks giving the
town three banks in all. The re
port as to the banks comes from
the correspondent of the Picayune
at Baton Rouge, and is confirmed.
Mr. Kightor A. Lagarde has
accepted a position with Mr. E.
j. Legendre in his grocery as
salesman. He will replace Mr,
Leo Legendre who is soon to
leave for chicago where he has
accepted a position.
Mr, and Mrs. Theo clement re
quest us to announce the mar
riage of their daughter, Miss
| Adele P to Mr Sidney E Mor
j vant at St Joseph catholic
! church, Monday April 11th,1910.
jThe friends and acquaintances
~ No
of both families are invited
cards will be issued,
Press reports had it that Dr.
Frederick Cook reputed for a while
to be the discoverer of the North
Pole reached New Orleans last
Federal Government
To Assistance.
Probihition parishes and states will at
last receive proper assistance from
United States.
Press reports state new Internal Revenue
regulations that promise to be of great
When internal revenue licenses are issued
local authorities will be informed-closer
watch assured.
The old complaint that the prohibi
tion law could not be properly en
forced because United States govern
ment would not give the local au
thorities the proper assistance pro
mises to be done away with. Upon
repeated complaints made to Presi
dent Taft an order has issued where
by the internal revenue regulations
will be considerably revised. The
local authorities will be apprised
of the issuance of internal revenue
licenses in all dry territory. As no
provision is made for the peddling
of liquor no stamps will issue legal
izing this practice and it is hoped
that bootleggers will be better ap*
prehended in this way. Heavy
penalties and imprisonment or both
will be inflicted on the violators and
closer watch is promised all around.
A method has been provided by
which local authorities can secure
all the information desired from the
revenue department- The intention
is to prevent the violation as much
as possible. _
500 Rolls of Matting, sacrificed
during the sale at Block's.
Mrs. Louis Philip Gaude
Mrs. Louis Philip Gaude, died at
her home in Biloxi Miss, last Sun
day evening at 7 o'clock, after a
long lingering illness. Her remains
were taken to New Orleans on Mon
day and interred in that city accor
; ding to the rites of Catholic Church
of which faith she was a member,
She was bom, Miss Jeannette
Espenan, of an old family by the
j same name. She lived here for a
j number of years before and after
, her marriage, She lived here when
j a young lady, in fact was born near
Lafourche Crossing, and afterwards
; w j t h her family moved to New Or
leans. After marriage she again
came back to Lafourche, and later
came to this town where she l ; ved
f or a number of years, her husband
being in business here. She is well
an( j favorably known, as a plea
ging lady, very entertaining and of
many accomplishments. She leaves
to mourn her loss,her husband,three
children, boys, all of tender ages,
| her mother and one sis ter, besides
0 tber relatives and numerousfriends.
j The newg o{ her death wag a shock
many friends here who learn
j ed the same with no little regret.
'' .V. T
an< * Mrs. Phil J. faquin
and Mrs. Phil
are receiving the sympathy of their
many friends over the death of their
little baby girl, born to them last
Saturday. The little angel lived
but a ß hort while being called back
t0 the land where P ain and sorrow
are unknown and where little chil—
dren are always welcome.
j Miss Marguerite Holland of
Orleans and Miss Annie
, May Fleming of Columbia Tenn.
. left last Mon day for their res
i pective homes after being the
j guests jof Miss Katherine Pugh
at home up the bayou. The
1 two ladies were very
muc h taken up a/ith Thibodaux
ai ^ d icimty and made many
; > riends dunn S their sta y here -
The egg hunt at Mt. Carmel
j Couveut last Sunday was greatly
eu j 0 yed by a large number of chil«
(j ren w h 0 participated, as well as
I by a uu , n ber of adults wbo were
j present to see the little ones enjoy
I themselves and incidentally to
i partake of the delicious relresh
: £ enU wrved b t , )e La1je8 Aux .
n , for tbc benefit of tbe buil .
ding f QU d of that grand old insti
t u tj on .
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Patterson La., will have a sys
tern ot water works, uuless the
Supreme Court reverses a decision
of Judge O Neil of Franklin. Judge
:(j'^ e i| decided the special tax and
bond issue, authorized utider Act
84 of 100G, constitutional in the
suit brought by several citizens
against the town for having issued
the same.
"Dont forget the Euchre given
by the Woodmen Circle, at Pro
tector's Hall, next Thursday even
j in S at 8 o'clock. Admissiou 25c.'
Accept no substitute for Foley's
Honey aud Tar." It is the best awd
i safest remedy for coughs, colds,
: throat and luug troubles. Contains
no opiates and uo harmful drugs,
1 Remember the uaine. Foley's Hon
1 ey and Tar, and accept no substi
tues.Lafoqrclie Dr
Easier And Days
Preceeding Celebrated
Easter was marked with the usual pomp
and impressive ceremonies at all church
es last Sunday.
Holy Thursday and Good Friday marked
in the usual way with services at all
places of worship.
Weather very propitious and in keeping
for the numerous spring costumes worn
tor the first time.
Easter was celebrated last Sun
day at all the churches with the
unusal pomp and grandeur. At
St. Joseph Catholic Çhurch ser
vices wer^ held, there being two
masses as usual. The choir un
der the direction of Prof.
Emanuel Chol rendered an ex
cellent mass that was well re
ceived and elicited much praise
from all those who had the good
fortune to hear it The exercises
of the three days previous, Holy
Thursday, Good Friday and
Holy Saturday were in keeping
with the ritual of that faith. On
Saturday the pretty ceremohy
of the blessing of the water was
carried out.
At the Presbyterian and Epi
scopal Churches exercises in
keeping with the days were held
and well attended. All churches
both catholic and protestant, held
exercises several times a week
during the entire lenten season
at their respective churches.
Young men if you contemplate
matrimony, call at Block's. He
has Furniture bargains that will
make you happy.
those of a year ago by about
One Hundred Thousand Dollars.
This means satisfied customers and many new ones.
The Bank of Thibodaux
The Stati* of Louisiana.
20th Judicial District Court
ri«h of Lafourche.
Succession of John >S.
1898 Pro.
Seely, No.
Whereas, Robert C. Seely aud
William Tipton Seely, residing in
said Parish and Statf, administra
tors of the aforesaid succession,
have rendered a final account of
their administration of tbe afore
said estate;
New, therefore, »II persons, cre
ditors and heirs aud others inter
ested, are hereby warned aud no.
titied to file their oppositions to
siid account, in writing with the
Clerk ot saht Court, at his office in
the Town ot Thibodaux, withiu ten
days after the first publication
hereof, otherwise the safid account
will be approved and homologated
in accordance with law.
In testimony whereof,
(L. 8.) Witness my hand and the
impress ot the seal ot my office, at
Thibodaux, La., March, 28,1910.
Deputy C lerk.
beattie & 1îeattie,
of counsel.
A disastrous fire occured at
Welsh, La., last Sunday in which
some thirty buildiugs were des
troyed, owing to the lack of water
proteption and fire lighting facili
ties. Mr. 8. Tinuey, former agent
of the Southern Paciöe here, who
is now agent lor i be same company
at that place, was the only oue
whose home was saved iu the ter»
ritory swept by fire. He was high
ly commended for his work in
saviug the company's property at
that place as well as tor the assis
tance he rendered his neighbors,
during and after the fire. The
Catholic Church caught several
times but was saved also.
Piano tunning, voicing and re
pairing. Leave order withs Prof.
E- Choi, Thibodaux $nd Prof
Breithenmoser, Naaoleonville
The penitentiary farms, or statu fa
operated by this state, show better
Improvements made and more
chased as well as machinery for
land pur
Two last reports show increase over two
previous years with something like one
hundred and forty thousand profit.
The Louisiana state farms, under
the direction of the Board of Con
trol and worked by convicts from
the state penitentiary show impro
vements in the last two years. The
report for the last two years shows
something like a profit of one hun
dred and fort} thousand dollars or
over.This profit was used in paying
notes on real estate purchasedas well
as in putting modern machinery in
sugar houses owned by thestate.The
last report shows receipts of$827,156
55 as against $736,222.04 for the
two years previous.These figures in
clude the total receipts from levees,
farms, for two years. The first fig -
ures for the two last years, the lat
ter for the two years previous. This
is considered a good showing, des
pite the fact that the state had most
of the lands planted in cotton and
the crop was a failure due in great
part to the boll weevil. If the notes
on the real estate had been taken up
the report states that there would
have been a profit of $73,690.66 for
the last two years. The total ex
pense for last two years including
payment of mortage notes was$809,
788 .97. mi
Iron Beds will be sacrificed
during the sale at Block's.
rish of Terrebonne and by her
clothing she was indentified as
one of the storm victims. She
had d sa ppeared since the dis
astrous storm of last September
and nothing had been heard or
seen of her body until last week
when it was found in the swamp.
Would Have Cost Him His Life,
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Oscar Bowman, Lebanon, Ky.,
writes : 1 have Foley s Kid
ney Remedy and take great »dea
sure in stating it cured me per
Mr. Octave Legendre
Mr. Octave Legendre died at
his home in New Orleans Mon
day afternoon, after a long ill
ness. Deceased was well and
favorably known here. He was
born here and although living in
New Orleans for a good many
years had returned at difiEerent
times to occupy positions on dif
ferent plantations. He was for a
number of years city marshal
and town tax collector. He leaves
to mourn his loss a wife and se
veral children. He was twice
married and leaves children from
both marriages besides grand
children. Messrs. Emile J. Le
gendre, P. F. Legendre are
ttrotbers and Mrs. Philip L.
Braud is a sister. They all atten
ded the funeral in New Orleans,
last afternoon together with Mrs.
P. F. Legendre.
Entire Stock will be sacrificed
for 15 days at Block's.
Mr. Sidney E. Morvant and
M r. Cleveland r .iong are to ma
nage the local base ball team. It
is to be hoped that tbe entire
team will get out and practice
soon, so that we can see just
what to expect of them. Team
work is the first essential of
good playing.
The skeleton of a woman was
found in the swamps in the Pa
Cood Roads
Force Attention,!
Old system condemned and improved
roads seem to be in general demand
throughout the state.
Extract in last Saturday's Picayune on
letter addressed to Governor from one
erf ibe parishes.
Nothing is said to Indicate that it» is ^.La
fourche, but matter can well be appliecH'^£i8P
to this parish.
Tht following extract culled from
last Saturday's Picayune goes to
show the intereet still being man
ifested in good roads throughout
the parish. There is nothing to in
dicate from what parish the letter
is mailed, but It contains much
that might apply to this parish,
Rich parish, long term of office,
big money spent, bad system of
maintaining public roads and no im
proved roads. The letter or rather
extract follows and speaks for it
self :
"'The following is an extract from
a communication recently received
by Governor Sanders from the sec
retary of the Police Jury of one of
the wealthiest parishes in the state :
"In reply to your favor of the 4th
inst., in closing government blank
report, I beg to say that I have this
day filled out same and forwarded
it to Mr. Page, of the Public Roads
Department. I did so, however,
with much reluctance, for I could
not truthfully report a single foot of
improved road building in this rich
and highly favored parish of ours.
What a reflection upon its peo
pie !
'T have been secretary and treas
urer of this parish for fourteen
years, and in my capacity as such
have issued and taken up during
that time over $130,000 worth of
parish road warrants, and yet, in
the face of such a large expenditure,
our people cannot boast of as much
as a quarter of a mile of improved
"I am much interested in vour
good roads movement, and trust
that the day is not far off for same
to assume concerete shape through
out the state, and thereby put an
end to our present foolish and ex
pensive method of pilling up dirt
in the middle of the roads to be
washed back into the drains after
each recurring rain."
Sale at Block's store from
! InrÄ" You 2n are D ex E Ä
i t , „„ h j
110 ca * 1
We read with delight the re
ceptions tendered the passan- j
gers on board the Steamer Cleve- i
land while at Honolulu and at
Yokohama, Japan; through Jap
anese papers sent us from the
i latter place by our townsman,
Mr. Eugene G Robichaux,
Governor Sanders has issued a
letter inviting people through,
out the State to attend a mee
ting at the Grunewald Hotel in
New Orleans at which the ques
tion of financing the Panama
Exposition for New Orleans will
be fully discussed and an active
campaign to secure the same in
Twenty three indictments for
Sunday Law violations were brought
in by the grand jury in the Parish
of Iberville. The noise the Iberville
Sentinel has been continually mak
ing about the violation, forced the
Grand Inquisitors to sit up and
take notice and the violations were
acctually detected and reported.
Carload of Buggies. Medium
priced Buggies and Surries, now
greatly reduced at Block's.
A Woman's Civic League was
organized by the ladies of Amite
City at that progressive town
last week.
It appeared as if everybody
who owned an automobile in the
parish as well as in the neigh,
boring parishes were autoing
through town last Friday; there
being a larger number in here
that day than any day in a long
The Young heirs living in
Vermillion and Acadia parishes
will bring suit against the fede
j ral government for the recovery
1 0 f a large tract of land in the
\ District of Columbia, said to be
{ worth fifteen million dollars,
: The report states that this tract
forms a portion of tbe one where
the Agricultural Building now
; stands. It seems to bave been
deeded to the government on
COD dition that a portion should
{be deeded back to Young, but
^is was never done, now the
j, e j rg arp going to lay claim to
^ entire tract•
ou have a home to paint or
paper see Oliver J.
Wild Animals
For Louisiana.
1 Congressman Brousssrd introduces a
; bill in Congress to import wild au
j imals from Afriea.
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appliecH'^£i8P 0 PP^ nl '< giraffee; rhinoceros a
other animals in question and com
being to have tbe Imported
animals feed on the marsh and low
lands of the Gulf States.
mit tee looks favorably upon the bill.
Congressman Broussard
week introduced a bill in
j gress that was oefore a commit
j tee of the house last week. The
j committee looked favorably upon
j the bill with the prospects of re
! commending it to the house. He
j had several experts before the com
j mittee to give their views about
the climate of the southern sta
tes, as well as the other con
ditions being adopted to the
propagation of such animals.
The idea is advanced that with
the animals proposed brought
over to this country, the price of
meat would be reduced. It is
proposed to import from Africa
tbe hippopotamus, the giraffee
j the rhinoceros, and other such
animals, the meat of which is
j considered very palatable and
| good for man. These animals
; it is said could flourish in the
1 swamps of the Gulf states, par
j ticularly the low and marshy
lands of south Louisiana.The hip
j popotamus can ltvè on water
J hyacinths, and neither this qua
j druped nor the other animals
! proposed to be imported would
interfere with the forage and
matter upon which the wild
animals of the south .feed.
The bill is creating much in
terest, but whether the Secre
tary of Agriculture will be
ordered by act of Congress aßd
by appropriation to import tbe
; animals remains to bo seen,
Those Who Come and Go
Mr. Emile J. Legendre and Mr.
P. F. Legendre were called to New
Orleans last Monday, their brother,
Mr. Octave Legendre, was reported
dying and they hastened to his bed
Mr. Luke Legendre spent Easter
here with his family and friends
Dr. Lewi. E. Meyer, and lady
visited their son Edwin at Spring
Hill College last week.
Mr and Mrs Fulton Rogera were
- n D ona ]c|g 0n ville Monday to
attend the funeral of Mrs . Guy
Mr. Clarence Bourg, Paul Le
gendre, Fernand Torres, and
Joseph Lasseigne, Francis Robi
chaux were here last week on a
vacation from Jefferson Col
Mr. Norbert Shaver, student
at the Natchitoches State Nor
mal spent the week end here
last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Raoul Legendre
left last Monday for Willswood
where Mr. Legendre has accepted a
position as book keeper on the said
plantation. While their many
friends here regret to see them leave
they trust they will find much satii
faction in their new home
Prof, E, Bourgeois of Belle Rose
spent last Sunday here,
Prof. William Luck and lady
returned last Monday from a
sojourn of several days with
friends at Paincourtville. He
had gone over Wednesday while
Mrs. Luck had gone the week
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Points, of
New Orleans, are vfsiting Mr. and
Mrs. P. Fey.
All Calico 's worth 7$ reduced
to 5cts. at Block's Store.
The reports of the state banks
in this state for March 8H
showed resources amounting to
over one hundred and ten mil
lion dollars. This is an increase
of over one million and a half since
the report at the end of busi
ness for the yeer 1909.
Peter Lamana, father of the kid
napped boy who was murdered by
the black hand in New Orleans,
died in New Orleans last week.
State Treasurer Steele expects to
recommend some method whereby
the floating debt and bj|>y bonds
of the state might be f *ed for.
Recommendations will offered
to the Legislature in his reiiprt.
Resolutions are being pasted by
different business bodies through
out the state endorsing the p*oposi
tion to hold the Panama Exposi
»tion at New Orleans.

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